Boris Fritz, Engineer 5, Strike and Surveillance Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Boris is an Engineer 5 at Northrop Grumman Aerospace in charge of the Rapid Manufacturing Lab.
has three patents and is also part-time faculty at Loyola Marymount University
He has been very active with SME since the early nineties, founding its national Nano manufacturing Technical Group and as Chair of the Innovation Watch Committee.
He has served on the board of the Manufacturing Enterprise Council and as National Chair of the Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community and on their Advisory Board.
Boris has also been on the Advisory Board of SMEâ€™s RAPID Conference as well as speaking at that conference on the State of the Industry of Nanomanufacturing..
has published and presented many papers on Additive Manufacturing
at numerous Universities in the US & Europe.
was also one of the subject matter experts on 5 continents who helped create the Additive Manufacturing
Technology Roadmap for Australia 2011.
Boris has been a member of the Foresight Nanotech Instituteâ€™s Roadmap Working Group and the U.S. representative to the Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA).
was on the Editorial Advisory Board of Time Compression Technology Magazine
and won 4 World Excellence Awards in the field of Stereolithography, 2 of them first place. (He also contributed to the prestigious Wohlers Report 2001 â€" 2003, 2007-2010 (providing the section on Nanotechnology) â€" the annual state of the Rapid Prototyping industry book published by Terry Wohlers From 2003-present, he
spoke at USCâ€™s Space Architecture Graduate Seminar for the Department of Astronautics.
In 1998, he
received the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Merit Award from the Engineersâ€™ Council of California
Boris also worked as a consultant to JPL.
also took part in the National Geographic documentary 'Hitler's Stealth Fighter' available now on YouTube
He is also on the Advisory Board and faculty of Ananda College in Northern California.